Skip to comments.President Obama May Name Pro-Abortion Kathleen Sebelius as Health Secretary
Posted on 02/08/2009 11:50:53 PM PST by Fred
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Kathleen Sebelius, the pro-abortion governor of Kansas who has been criticized for supporting late-term abortions, is now seen as the most likely pick for Health Secretary. Should President Barack Obama select her, it would add to his growing pro-abortion record as president.
Obama must find a new Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department because his previous selection, pro-abortion former Sen. Tom Daschle, removed his name from consideration after a scandal over his not paying taxes properly.
Pro-life groups complained about the Daschle nomination because the senator backed abortion and could craft a federal health care plan for Obama promoting abortions.
Such a health care plan could cover abortions with taxpayer funds or require insurance companies to cover abortions in their plans.
With Sebelius on board, those same concerns would remain, given her very close ties with abortion advocates.
Sebelius is most notorious for her close relationship with late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller, who has escaped prosecution and accountability thus far for allegedly repeatedly violating state abortion laws.
He's done so in part because of the lax standards of Sebelius and her political cronies, to whom Tiller has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars. Governor Sebelius vetoed a bill last April that the legislature approved that would have strengthened the state's limits on late-term abortions.
That followed by a year her veto of a bill requiring explicit medical reasons for a late abortion, which was preceded by vetoing other pro-life legislation in 2006, 2005 and 2003.
Sebelius went as far as to coordinate a secret event with Tiller at the governor's mansion that was criticized because her staff failed to officially report the event.
Her position favoring abortion is so radical and extreme that Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City called on her to stop receiving communion until she disowns her support for the "serious moral evil" of abortion.
A potential post in the Obama administration would help pro-life efforts in Kansas if only by removing Sebelous from office. It may also mean she will not run for Senate in 2010, where she was seen as a leading contender for the seat of pro-life Sen. Sam Brownback, who is expected to run for governor.
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is also under consideration for the post.
Can’t wait for whatever scandal hits her nomination.
Let’s worry about any Supreme Court nominations, specifically any conservative retirements in the next 4 years. The rest is far less important.
Well a pro-abortion person is moderate compared to Obama.
I’m for this. It keeps our senate seat in Kansas safe in ‘10 and strongly connects a previously popular governor with an excellent chance of flipping a senate seat in a red state with the unpopular liberal policies of the president.
Any health secretary Obama picked would be pro-abortion anyways.
She’s bought and paid for by abortionist Dr.Goerge Tiller of Wichita.
She’s scum. She supports late term abortionist Tiller who has done abortions up to the day before delivery, and he has admitted to it. Only the lowest of the low could support this:
The Obamanation continues. What’s next, Pol Pot for the Supreme Court?
It’s a good thing Dr. Mengele is dead. Obama would pick him in a heartbeat.
This is also being done to taunt and hopefully create a crisis with the Catholic Church. So far, despite the fact that many bishops are more Dem than Catholic, the Church is the only institution that has consistently opposed Obama’s pro-death policies. With the recent words from Abp Burke in Rome, it also seems as if the bishops are going to be forced to start publicly excommunicating some of the more blatant offenders among the pro-abortion “Catholic” politicians.
The Obama team’s approach is simply going to be to pick prominent pro-abortion Catholics and dare the bishops to take action. If they do, no doubt the Government will try to go after them legally by saying they are interfering in politics, although abortion is not political but moral and ethical and excommunication is not political but an internal matter of Church discipline. However, one thing that is very important for this Brave New World is the image of unity, and if Barry cannot co-opt the Church and get it to go along by forming “faith committees,” etc., then the gloves are off. Dissent will not be tolerated.
I think the Obama team (people like Ayers, Emmanuel, etc.) also hope to create a split in the Church. They know that there is a sizable number of bishops who are leftists and really don’t care about abortion, and that there are very large numbers of Catholics who would vote Dem no matter what (as we saw during the election). I think the Obamanoids hope to create a situation where the orthodox bishops will be marginalized and you will then at some point have the declaration of a new American Church, a Patriotic Church type of entity which will, of course, get all the property of that old Roman Catholic Church. Once they’ve created a new entity the old one will then be declared a subversive organization.
I used to think this would take a long time to happen, but I don’t think so anymore. Obama is moving with incredible speed.
I’m no rocket scientist, but the title of ‘Health Secretary’ seems to infer the well being of people... not sure how being for the killing of babies would make her qualified for the job.
But this is BIZARRO WORLD, many voted for a socialist, a man with no real executive or leadership experience to lead the United States of America.
Maybe it is time to separate the goats from the lambs.
“A nation that kills its children is a nation without hope.”
John Paul II
Obambi is no match for the real Catholic Church.